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.pro Domain Name Check: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the .pro domain type, ie. “aaa.pro”. Therefore to search “www.nominate.aaa.pro” enter “nominate” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

Registration:

To register search for its availabilty in the box above and then buy domain names.

Once the domain is registered

All .pro domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.

It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for .pro domains.

Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but Nominate make no charge to transfer a domain to another .pro domain name registrar.

Background

.pro (professional) is a generic top-level domain intended for business use by qualified professionals. The extension was originally launched in June 2004 with registrations restricted to lawyers, accountants, physicians and engineers in France, Canada, UK and the US.

In March 2005, the registrar Encirca introduced its controversial ProForwarding service which enabled unverified individuals and businesses to register .pro domains by proxy for $99. Total registrations reached 6,899 by January 2008.

Following consultation with ICANN, the extension was relaunched in September 2008 with a wider remit to include government certified professionals in all countries. Registrants are required to self-certify their professional status and agree to .pro terms of use before registration, then subsequently provide detailed license information.

Registrars offering .pro domains include Encirca, Network Solutions, and Domain People. Registration fees are currently $29.99 at Network Solutions, $19.99 at Domain People, and $24.99 at Encirca.


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